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Frequency of Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic Disorder in Traffic –Related Injured Patients, Hospitalized in Porsina Hospital Rasht, Iran 2010. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (4) :347-354
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Background and Objectives: Traffic accidents kill 1.2million people and injure more than 50 million people annauall. surviving traffic accidents victims get not only physical problems but also suffer from psychological impairment, such as acute stress and post -traumatic disorder. This study aimed to determine the frequency of Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic disorders in traffic –related injuries.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was done on 89 injured people who were hospitalized in porsina hospital (2010). They were selected with simple sampling. The data were collected using questionnaire at first week and 2 months after the accident by interview. Data ghathering instruments included demographic psycho –social characteristics and SRS- PTSD questionnaires. Data were analyzed with discriptive and analytic static tests SPSS version 16.
Results: There  were not any significant relationship between prevalance of Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic disorder at 1week (30.3% )and 2 months after it (22.5%). With use of Multivariate multiple regression there were significant relationship observed between  acute stress disorder after 1 week and duration of hospitalization (p=0.02) , job (p=0.003) and witnessing of death and suffering of others (p=0.021).
Conclusion:The findings showed that traffic accidents have an impact on psychosocial health of people. Healthcare professionals should inform the injured about maintainhng and elevation of mental health so that the frequency of acute stress and post traumatic disorder in traffic accident injured victims will be decreased.
Key words: Frequency, Acute–traumatic stress disorder, Post –traumatic stress disorder, Traffic accidents.
Funding: This research was funded by Trauma Center of Porsina Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences.
Conflict of interest: None declared.
Ethical Approval: The Ethical committee of Guilan University of Medical Sciences approved the study. (Ethical code 11349).
How to cite this article: Khodadady N, Ghanbari A, Yousefzadeh Chabok Sh, Rahimi H. Frequency of Acute Stress and Post-Traumatic Disorder in Traffic –Related Injured Patients, Hospitalized in Porsina Hospital Rasht, Iran 2010. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012; 11(4): 347-54. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2020/05/10 | Accepted: 2020/05/10 | Published: 2020/05/10

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